Hi I'm Rubi
My best interest is to become the best person I can be and have peace and love in my life. My husband and I met at the singles group at church several years ago and enjoy a happy marriage. We don't have children yet, but he's got a daughter in his previous marriage. I love them both and feel thankful for being part of my life. I can be creative when I dedicate time to it. I enjoy doing crochet, jewerly, cooking, photography, sewing, embroidery, graphic design, and gardening. I also love to learn languages and now I am working with the Portuguese. I am the only girl and I love my brothers and all my family. They all have a great sense of humor and are creative too. I worked as a computer analyst, programmer, and technical support in Colombia for several years and after I moved to the United States, I found that it's more rewarding for me to work with people. So I've been in Customer Service for several years and I love it. I have the opportunity to encourage and lead my team to success. I'm also an amateur ham radio operator, and I'm working to get my general license to talk in high frequencies. My husband is passionate about it and knows how to help rescue people in disaster thru emergency communications. I don't watch TV or movies but a few times a year. It doesn't sound appealing to me and I find learning new skills more productive and fun. I love nature; in spring and fall season I enjoy walking and exercising. I love swimming, but I haven't done it for a while.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because feel peace and love since the day I joined the LDS Church. I was looking for answers for my life since I was a teenager, but I couldn't find them anywhere. One of my friends in Colombia told me that she felt so much peace since the day she returned to church after several years of being inactive. I got curious and asked what their beliefs were. I agree to receive the missioners at home and I am so thankful for that couple of young boys, one from Colombia and one from Argentina, who patiently and respectfully taught me how to pray, what Heavenly Father's plan for me is, and what's next after my life on earth. After joining the church, I got lazy and thought I knew everything I needed, so I stopped attending to the Sunday meetings. My visiting teacher did a great job encouraging me and teaching me at home. Her great example and the righteousness of other members I met made me realize that I was in the right place and that I should continue to learn and be as committed as all of them were. Several months later I moved to the States to work for three years for a company. I had a deep desire to find a righteous husband. Surprisingly, the chapel and the temple were five minutes away and I continued being an active member. I am a Mormon because I know that families can be together forever, that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ died for me so I don't have to worry about my past transgressions any longer. He is my source of hope, faith, strength and love. I also know that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father live. I am a Mormon because I always wanted to do the right and I found that mormons are people with high standards who live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I want to be part of that. I have become a better person thru all this years and I know that I can be even better each day and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. Being a Mormon is a shield for me against so much evil in this world!
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
After I read the Book of Mormon I had a witness of our Savior. Before being a Mormon, I was in doubt of the existence of Jesus Christ and the nature of God. By reading that book, I learned that Jesus was in America also. I knew that God wouldn't wait hundreds or thousands of years to talk to us again and that we needed continuous revelation. Also, by reading the Book of Mormon I gained a testimony of Jesus Christ as my Savior and the willingness and strength I need to follow His commandments.
How I live my faith
After I moved to the States, I had an opportunity to help in the group of adult women for several months. Then I moved to another ward after I got married. I thaught children in Primary for about six years and I loved it. Each time each of them got baptized took me back to my conversion day. My husband has been a Mormon since his youth. His character, principles, loyalty and persistance have helped me to grow in the Gospel. I love to help with the missionary work and helping others know about Jesus Christ and His church. My husband and I invite people to our home for dinner so they meet the missionaries. We also share our beliefs with others that are curious about it. We treat everybody with respect and don't engage in arguments about religion. We try to show others our best example and serve them unconditionally. We bring meals to sick people and visit them. I babysit some of my friends' children when they need it. I enjoy my visiting teaching. It's a great way of nurturing, encouraging and helping each other. I've had several women as visiting teachers and companions for my own visit as well and all of them have been so wonderful to me. I've learned so much from them. I live my faith by constantly reminding myself that I am here to serve, not to be entertained or be popular. I take any opportunity I can to serve other family members, neighbors and co-workers. I also deal fairly with others. I don't lie or cheat. I only say good things about others and stay away from drama. I take things seriously at work and make good use of my time and company resources. I do my best on any call they offer me at church, even if I don't feel qualified, because the number one learning in any process is me. Every day I ask God who I can help to feel better, and each time I call somebody by their name and I smile and get a smile back I feel my prayer is answered. A day without a smile is a day wasted.